Summer Reading Program

Though we’ve settled into a cozier library for the time being, our summer plans are still on track, with engaging weekly programs for kids and families. All programs will take place at the library on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am.

June 27: learn about dinosaurs with Paleo Joe

July 11: musical fun with Spoonman Jim Cruise

July 18: take a musical trip to the stars with Our Universe Rocks

July 25: Sing along with Wendy Morgan

August 1: 4-H fun – meet farm animals 

August 8: Kit Robey presents her new book The Sleeping Bear Wakes Up

August 15: Gardening with Lori Sanders

Young readers are also invited to join the Kid’s Reading Club, earning prizes just by tracking their summer reading. Pick up the official reading log at the library, or download a copy here.

Random House Rep Night: June 24

Book lovers are invited to this annual visit from Bridget and Laura, representatives from Random House, who will discuss the latest and greatest in the publishing world. With  expert recommendations, special savings, and giveaways, this is a special night for readers.  The program will take place at the Glen Arbor Township Hall at 7:00 pm, with a reception to follow at the Cottage Book Shop, our co-host for this gathering.

Historic Leelanau book talk:  July 12

Husband and wife authors M. Christine Byron and Thomas Wilson will present their newest collaboration, Historic Leelanau: Recognized Sites and Places of Historical Significance. Their book documents 42 sites and places formally recognized in the Michigan Register of Historic Sites and/or in the Federal Register of Historic Places.  Their presentation will take place at the Empire Township Hall on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm. Thanks to our partners the Empire Area Museum for arranging this event.

Tech Help Desk

If you need assistance with common computing, smartphone or tablet issues, contact the library for a referral to one of our volunteer tech tutors. They’re available to help you learn the many tools available on your device: email, text-messaging, camera and photos, clocks and calendars, notes and reminders, apps, and more. Our tutors can also help you learn to download electronic books and media from the library. However, please note that our tutors can’t provide technical support for hardware or software issues. If you’re interested in volunteering for this program,  please contact the library.

Lakeshore Readers book group

Our resident book group meets here in the library each month, typically on the last Wednesday, to share their insights and observations about the selected title. Their lively meetings are open to the public, with guests always welcome. A list of upcoming selections can be found on our calendar. Please note that the library generally owns only one copy of each selection. Additional copies can be ordered through MelCat or may be purchased from the Cottage Book Shop or other local booksellers.